Active Citizen

How To Become An Active Citizen

Citizen Legal Duties

  • Serving jury duty- To actively participate in allowing other citizens the basic freedoms to which they entitled.
  • Obeying the law- To avoid legal consequences and sanctions
  • Attending school- Most states require young people attend school under the age of 16
  • Paying taxes- The money you pay in taxes goes many places. In addition to paying the salaries of government workers, your tax dollars also help to support common resources, such as police and firefighters

Civic Responsibilities

  • Voting- Voting is a way to speak your mind and let your voice be heard
  • Being Informed
  • Respecting and Protecting Other's Rights- All human are equal and we should respect each other's right. For example, no discrimination on the basis of national origin, citizenship, color, race, belief, religion, ancestry, gender, disabilities, age, and sexual orientation
  • Helping the Community- You can help the community by saving resources, it brings people together, and it promotes personal growth and self esteem


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Volunteer is when you freely offer to do something. Volunteering can make a difference when someone or something needs help. Volunteering helps you make new friends and strengthens existing relationships. It also combats depression and increases self-confidence. It's good for your health at any age and helps you stay physically healthy. It can provide career experience without providing a long time commitment.


"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."

-Dwight D. Eisenhower